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post #1 of 11 Old 12-14-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Basic "mare in heat" question

OK, so I know all about the birds and bees, but maybe not enough about horses.
I am new to the whole "mare in heat" thing and have a question about what she is doing.
She is 2 years and 8 months. I just got her about three weeks ago.
The stable I have her at has a stallion a few stalls over.
When I let her out to do some roaming, she will go right over to his stall, lift her tail and discharge a decent amount of fluid. It has been a few short bursts, and other times almost like she is peeing.
I figured she was in heat.
Two weeks later and she is still doing it. Or, maybe she took a break, and is doing it again, to be honest I'm not sure.
In any case she seems to be "in heat" very often, or for a long time, or ?????
Ready to feel stupid, but bring it on.
BTW, I am in Costa Rica and have not been able to get a clear answer using my not perfect spanish which is why I am turning to you guys.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-14-2014, 06:51 PM
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Yes, the peeing is because she is in season. Mares go into season about every 21-23 days and it typically lasts 5-7 days.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-14-2014, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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yes, thanks, but that does not seem to coincide with what she is doing.
She has either been in heat for over two weeks, or , she is back in heat in less then two weeks. Neither seems to make sense.
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sounds like the stud's teasing her when she's out. try keeping them separate completely and seeing if that helps. this is just my opinion though, and the first steps I would take
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Some mares just seem to like the boys a little too much. I had one mare that I took to a stud and she was ready as soon as she saw him (she always was lol). Took another mare at the same time and she wasn't ready for two weeks. When the first mare saw the second mare getting some she wanted more action herself. When they were taken to the vet for ultrasounds the first mare had taken during the first round of breeding so she was not only showing signs of heat after already being pregnant she was letting the stallion breed her again. To put it bluntly she was a hussy.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-15-2014, 01:07 AM
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well, I hope they are taking care about how the Stud is kept, becuase accidents do happen, as we all know.
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Some mares just seem to like the boys a little too much. I had one mare that I took to a stud and she was ready as soon as she saw him (she always was lol). Took another mare at the same time and she wasn't ready for two weeks. When the first mare saw the second mare getting some she wanted more action herself. When they were taken to the vet for ultrasounds the first mare had taken during the first round of breeding so she was not only showing signs of heat after already being pregnant she was letting the stallion breed her again. To put it bluntly she was a hussy.
Yes, and some mares show to geldings and other mares, too.
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-15-2014, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Is there any way to know definitively when she is truly in heat, and able to get pregnant, and when she is just being flirty? Or, is she always able to get pregnant? ( Don't think so , but thought I'd ask)
What was cool is that after I wrote this, I went out to see them again. I let out both her and my gelding. He "let" her do her flirty ( squirty) thing for a minute or so and them when over and took her away. they grazed nearby, and when she would come back to the stallion my gelding would calmly come back and take her away again.
It was cool to see.
But again, when in all of this is she able to get pregnant so that I can avoid that?
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It doesn't answer your question, but I would never let a stallion and mare together with only a stall door between them. Some mares will break anything in their way to get to a stallion. The best advice is to always keep them apart and assume she could be bred at any time.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-16-2014, 12:53 AM
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PranaHorse, other than an ultrasound I don't know of any practical way to tell if they're flirting or really in heat. Repeating what others have advised it's best to not let her hang out in front of the stallions stall. No need to frustrate the both of them.
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